Please now go start, run and type "cmd" without the quotes
In the Window that open please type
"chkdsk C: /r"
again without the quotes and please note the space between chkdsk and C: and the C: and /r.
You will receive a message to run on restart, please do so and do not interrrupt the check.
The download I sent you Winsockfix, basically resets all the various settings relating to the TCP/IP protocol etc
It is effectively an automated way of doing this
It does not always work, but when it does, it simplifies what is quite a complicated procedure.
I suggest that you establish a restore point.
That is Start, programs, accessories, system tools, system restore and establish a new restore point.
I then suggest that you UNINSTALL ADOBE and then reinstall.
I presume that is Adobe Reader
If you are using Adobe photoshop, or other Adobe software please post details.
I would then run a disk cleanup
That is Start, programs, accessories, system tools, diskcleanup, check all boxes and run the clean.
The go back to system tools and open disk defragmenter.
Click the analyse button after selecting C drive and if it reports defrag is necessary, click the report button and if the file fragmentation is in excess of 10%
You will if you use the XP one be there all night.
Download Auslogics defrag and run that. DO NOT PLEASE use any other offered program from Auslogics.
Auslogics Defrag in my opinion is better because:
It does a more comprehensive job at Defragging
It will actually show you what it is doing
At the end of working it will show you how much speed you picked up
You can view a online log of the files that Auslogics defraggedPlease do not run any other Auslogics programs other then this one as they may cause unwanted results.
Edited by Macboatmaster, 24 May 2011 - 05:48 PM.